presidential assination attempt with frank sinatra as the villian.the bluray was present in an open matte-format, i've recropped it back to theatrical. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: assasination, president, frank sinatra, suddenly
a rich old battle-axe, a girl who wants to run away from her, it all gets complicated when the old bat falls down the stairs and dies. Topics: hd, strange love of martha ivers, noir, mystery, kirk douglas
No more uploads I was very satisfied with FTP uploading at archive.org. I was able to see exactly how much of the upload had been completed. I was able to see the rate at which the upload was progressing. And, perhaps most important of all, I was able to resume an interrupted upload. In other words, if I had uploaded 90% of a file when the connection was lost, all I had to do was reconnect and upload the remaining 10%. The programmers at archive.org have eliminated the best way of uploading,... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Cornel Wilde, Richard Conte, Jean Wallace, Brian Donlevy, Lee Van Cleef, Earl Holliman
SOBAKA is the thrilling story of a lonely Russian immigrant trying to find the "American dream" in present day Los Angeles. To provide care for his dying sister he works as an assistant to a mysterious and dangerous man, but his desire to achieve something more takes him down a dark and risky path. When a seductive call girl enters his life his world is thrown upside down and the choices he makes may have deadly consequences. favoritefavorite ( 5 reviews ) Topics: film noir, thiller, drama, Los Angeles, Murat Han, Boris Kievsky
After the theft of $500,000 in a carefully executed train robbery, an insurance investigator (Mark Stevens, who also doubled as director and producer) is forced to cancel a planned vacation with his wife to assist a railroad detective in identifying the culprits and recovering the money. However, private preoccupations weigh on his mind and he grows increasingly restless as the investigation goes on. External links: IMDB page American Film Institute entry Noir of the Week review Under the hood:... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews ) Topics: film noir, train robbery, Mark Stevens, King Calder, Felicia Farr, Marianne Stewart, Wesley Addy
Shot on location in San Francisco and starring Lee J. Cobb, John Dall and Jane Wyatt, The man who cheated himself tells the story of a policeman who pushes the boundaries of the law by covering up a crime committed by his lover. He then finds himself assigned to investigate that very same crime, along with a new rookie partner who is determined to track down the culprit. The film is also available elsewhere on the archive, as a 2.2GB MPEG2 or on a 7.3GB ISO DVD image. The smaller file offered... favoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews ) Topics: drama, film noir, Lee J. Cobb, Jane Wyatt, John Dall, Felix E. Feist, San Francisco
Because a reviewer stated that the audio is out of sync with the video, here's a link to a different transcoding that was derived from a different source file: CLICK HERE Cornel Wilde stars in an excellent noir. This copy is sharper than the one that was already here. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Cornel Wilde, noir, Richard Conte, Brian Donlevy, Jean Wallace, Robert Middleton, Lee Van Cleef,...
Derived from the 4.4 GB high-definition version found here on this site. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews ) Topics: John Payne, Preston Foster, Lee Van Cleef, Jack Elam, Neville Brand, Coleen Gray
A prison inmate trying to go straight is forced into participating in a prison break by another convict. After the two men escape, they separate. The reluctant inmate hides out in a cafe, where he falls in love with a waitress who works there - who he doesn't know is the girlfriend of the convict who forced him to escape. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews ) Topics: Film-Noir - Crime Drama, 1940s, Feature Films
Richard Basehart becomes the target of an intense manhunt. You'll find that this copy is sharper than the version that was already here at the Archive. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 10 reviews ) Topics: Richard Basehart, Scott Brady, Whit Bissell, Jack Webb, Byron Foulger, John Dehner, Frank Cady,...
A reporter hears that a famous actress is dying in a hospital after being hit by a car. She goes to the hospital to interview the actress, who tells the reporter that her wealthy fiance, who was killed in an accident several years before, was actually murdered. Before long the reporter finds herself in a web of corruption, mental illness and murder. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews ) Topics: Film-Noir, Crime, Crime Drama
A college basketball star collaborrates with organized crime and becomes involved in 'point shaving.' A sportswriter tries to get him back on the right track favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews ) Topics: 1950s, Noir, John Ireland, Crime
Public Access TV show "Weirdness Really Bad Movie" hosts public domain movies and ads clean comedy sketches enjoyable for the whole family. Today's film is Detour from 1945. Topics: murder, noir, comedy, classic TV, film noir, Weirdness, Weird, public domain
A society reporter keeps herself in the headlines by marrying a series of wealthy men. They all die mysteriously afterwards though. Mystic Nights Videos favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 10 reviews ) Topics: Robert Paige, Leslie Brooks, Russ Vincent, Michael Whalen, Mystic Nights Videos
A society reporter (Leslie Brooks) keeps herself in the headlines by marrying a series of wealthy men, all of whom die under mysterious circumstances favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Steve McQueen stars in a gritty, downbeat, and sometimes savage heist movie that features a gang of very psychologically warped men and a story that's based on an actual crime. Warning: this film is devoid of humor, wit, cheerfulness, glamor, and mercy. It's grim to the brim. Some will find that viewing it is an unpleasant experience. This movie is in the public domain. Video-Cellar wrote: The film was originally published without a notice, but most prints currently in circulation are later... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 13 reviews ) Topics: Steve McQueen, Crahan Denton, David Clarke, bank robbery, heist, Saint Louis, St. Louis, pdmovies
Public Access TV show "Weirdness Really Bad Movie" hosts public domain movies and ads clean comedy sketches enjoyable for the whole family. Today's film is Ida Lupino's 1953 "The Hitch-Hiker" Topics: murder, noir, comedy, classic TV, film noir, Weirdness, Weird, public domain
Story of a young woman's obsessive love. Evelyn (Anne Baxter), an emotionally unstable woman, stays at the home of her doctor Dan Proctor (Scott McKay). She meets and falls in love with the doctors brother Douglas, but he is already happily married. Evelyn decides she will break up the marriage. Mystic Nights Videos favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews ) Topics: Anne Baxter, Ralph Bellamy, Aline MacMahon, Ruth Warrick, Scott McKay, Marie McDonald, Jerome...
From IMDb: "A young man is wrongly convicted and sentenced to be executed. Reporters covering the execution relate the story, each from his own perspective." This film is already uploaded to the archives but was uploaded again so that viewers could enjoy the movie on line since the original file is not embedded into a player. Please note: This page wasn't created to impress anyone or compete with them, it was simply created so that others may be able to more easily enjoy the movie via... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews ) Topics: drama, film noir, Sally Parr, Patrick Waltz, Walter Reed
A psychologically distraught woman is committed to a private sanitarium by the man whom she witnessed commit a murder. - IMDB Description favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Film-Noir, Vincent Price, Movie Powder, avi
1948 B thriller shot by renowned cinematographer John Alton, who was also involved with the following films already available on the archive: T-Men (1947), He walked by night (1948), Hollow triumph (aka The scar) (1948), The crooked way (1949), Reign of Terror (1949) and The big combo (1955). IMDB page: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0040829/ Two years after the accidental death of her husband, Christine Faber (Lynn Bari) is trying to put her life back together and move forward. However, strange... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 10 reviews ) Topics: Turhan Bey, Lynn Bari, Cathy O'Donnell, Richard Carlson, John Alton, Film Noir
A ruthless, domineering woman is married to an alcoholic D.A., a childhood companion and the only living witness to her murder of her rich aunt seventeen years earlier. Topics: Film-Noir, Kirk Douglas, Movie Powder, avi
Mary Beth Hughes, about to be married to Hugh Beaumont, receives a visit from his previous wife, who was presumed dead. And then the woman is found murdered. The video is interlaced in both the MPEG2 file and the Cinepack. If viewing with VLC, deinterlace with menu-path Video/Deinterlace/Blend. favoritefavoritefavorite ( 9 reviews ) Topics: Hugh Beaumont, Mary Beth Hughes, murder
Jail Bait (1954) Directed by Edward D Wood Jr. A Howco Release A vicious criminal uses plastic surgery to escape the police.This movie features Steve Reeves (undubbed). This is the original version of the film released in 1954. This film was registered for copyright (1954 LP3883) and never renewed. It entered the public domain on 1 January 1983. favoritefavorite ( 16 reviews ) Topics: Edward D Wood Jr, Mystery, Crime Thriller, Steve Reeves, Delores Fuller, Lyle Talbot, Ed Wood
Taken from IMDB: Chuck Scott gets a job as chauffeur to tough guy Eddie Roman; but Chuck's involvement with Eddie's fearful wife becomes a nightmare. Originally uploaded by www.k-otic.com favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topic: Noir
In flashback, New York nightclub pianist Al Roberts hitchhikes to Hollywood to join his girl Sue. On a rainy night, the sleazy gambler he's riding with mysteriously dies; afraid of the police, Roberts takes the man's identity. But thanks to a blackmailing dame, Roberts' every move plunges him deeper into trouble... - IMDB Description favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews ) Topics: Mystery, Film-Noir, Movie Powder, avi
St. Benny the Dip is blessed with a marvelous cast. Dick Haymes, Lionel Stander, and Cosmo Topper himself, Roland Young, play a trio of small time hoodlums who disguise themselves as priests to escape a police dragnet. Finding themselves in an abandoned Bowery mission, the threesome take their masquerade to extremes, holding services and feeding the poor. This marvelous tale of redemption also stars a luminous Nina Foch as love interest and Freddie Bartholomew in his final screen appearance.... favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Comedy, Film-Noir
Sixth Lupino feature and first "Film noir" made by a woman ever. Hardly sentimental and sharp edged thriller with very modern filming. The paralysed "eyelid" thing is very clever too. more info on http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0045877/ favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Ida, Lupino, Edmond, OBrien, Frank, LovejoyThriller, Suspens, Film, Noir, pdmovies
New to betting on the horses, a middle-aged man has good fortune at first and thinks that gambling is a good source of income. Then his luck turns. Finding himself in dire financial straits, he is tempted to take money from the vault of the bank where he works. Currently rated 7.1 at the IMDB (here). (The video is interlaced in the MPEG2 file. If viewing with VLC, deinterlace with menu-path Video/Deinterlace/Blend.) You can load the mpeg2 file into DVDAuthorGUI (a free program) and quickly... favoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews ) Topics: betting, racing, bookie
Top-of-the-line noir melodrama featuring Van Heflin, Barbara Stanwyck, Lizabeth Scott, and Kirk Douglas. Don't miss it. (The video is interlaced in the MPEG2 file. If viewing with VLC, deinterlace with menu-path Video/Deinterlace/Blend.) You can load the mpeg2 file into DVDAuthorGUI (a free program) and create a DVD to watch on your television. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews ) Topics: noir, Van Heflin, Lizabeth Scott
Returning a lost wallet gains unemployed veteran Chuck Scott (Robert Cummings) a job as chauffeur to Eddie Roman (Steve Cochran), a seeming gangster whose enemies have a way of meeting violent ends. The job proves nerve-wracking, and soon Chuck finds himself pledged to help Eddie's lovely, fearful, prisoner-wife Lorna (Michèle Morgan) to escape. The result leaves Chuck caught like a rat in a trap, vainly seeking a way out through dark streets. But the real chase begins when the strange plot... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 18 reviews ) Topics: Film-Noir, Peter Lorre
World War II vet Frank Pryor (Lloyd Bridges) returns to London from America after six years to look up an old flame, Pauline French (Moira Lister), now a successful actress. As he and the other passengers deplane and walk across to the terminal, Frank pauses for a moment and asks the man beside him for a light. There's a gunshot and the man crumples to the ground, shot by a marksman with a high-powered rifle, an assassin with a limp. It's not long before Frank Pryor is up to his neck in... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 18 reviews ) Topics: Crime, Drama, Lloyd Bridges
A lawyer wins an a acquittal for his client, a woman accused of murder. After the verdict, he finds out that she indeed did commit the murder and manipulated him to win her acquittal. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 10 reviews ) Topics: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller
"Harsh tale of an alienated criminal's attempt to impersonate his psychiatrist-double. Important fatalistic noir, with classy visuals and a very fine script that features a creative doppelganger theme." - noir expert Spencer Selby Also titled "Hollow Triumph". Cast: Paul Henreid, Joan Bennett, Eduard Franz, Leslie Brooks, John Qualen. 82 min. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews ) Topic: film noir, crime drama, joan bennett. the scar. hollow triumph
NOTE: DESCRIPTION CORRECTED. This is about a crime fighting newspaperman. Brad McKay, played by Lee Tracy, whom I have never heard of, works with the police to solve a case involving $100k and some murders. He is wisecracking and thinks his way, rapidly, out of the surprises. Visit: VintageNewscast.com favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 11 reviews ) Topics: the pay off, vintage
Set Connecticut after World War II, The Stranger is a cat and mouse game between Wilson (Edward G. Robinson), a member of the Allied War Crimes Commission and Franz Kindler (Orson Welles), a Nazi who has assumed the false identity of Dr. Charles Rankin. To complete his new intelligentsia disguise, Kindler marries Mary Longstreet, daughter of a Supreme Court justice. Originally uploaded by k-otic.com favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews ) Topics: WWII, Suspense, Drama, Mystery
In a classic poverty-row noir, the protagonist struggles helplessly in the grip of inexorable fate. Currently rated 7.4 at the IMDB. This was the first poverty-row film chosen by the Library of Congress for its National Film Registry, in 1992. Don't miss it. The copy you find here is sharper than the two that have already been uploaded. And the mpeg2 file contains nav packets, so you can load it into DVDAuthorGUI (a free program) and quickly create a DVD to watch on your television. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 15 reviews ) Topics: noir, Tom Neal, Ann Savage, poverty row, suspense, P.R.C.
An atmospheric little noir starring Charles Russell and Mary Beth Hughes. Fritz Leiber, Sr. (father of the famous author) has a cameo as a seer or psychic. "You're very pretty ... when those lips aren't moving." (Yes, it's noir. See the Wikipedia entry and this.) The IMDB entry is here. This print seems to be complete and may be of higher quality than the one already in the Archive. You can load the mpeg2 file into DVDAuthorGUI (a free program) and create a DVD to watch on your... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 11 reviews ) Topics: noir, Fritz Leiber, Charles Russell, Mary Beth Hughes
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0047878/ Police captain Peterson (Robert Middleton) storms into the office of police Lt. Leonard Diamond (Cornel Wilde) critical of Diamond's spending exorbitant amounts of the city budget and his own personal money in an attempt to arrest a crime boss Mr. Brown (Richard Conte). Peterson says it is a waste of time trying to find something incriminating to bring Mr. Brown to justice because his crime combo does business without accounting books, and furthermore... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 15 reviews ) Topic: syndicate, crime, Cornel Wilde, Brian Donlevy, film noir, Lee Van Cleef, Earl Holliman, Robert...
The film tells the story of the U.S. Treasury Department who, with the aid of a counterfeiter, try to track down and stop of counterfeiting ring. The counterfeiter, Tris Stewart (Lloyd Bridges) serving time in prison, is released under the agreement that he will assist in the capture of the phoney money printers. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews ) Topics: Semidocumentary, Drama, Crime, Film-Noir, Lloyd Bridges